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Beech Mountain

January 27, 2016

Two weeks ago, I took a break from reality to fly down to North Carolina for a weekend of gossip, snow angels, and mimosas with all of my closest friends from college. And so the morning after I landed, we bundled ourselves up the best that we could (we are Southerners after all) and packed our cars for the ride to Boone and then up the mountain.

We’ve been making this trip for the past few years now and it was amazing getting to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. We spent our mornings in the hot tubs, our afternoons rewatching all of the Star Wars movies (yes, even the horrible ones), and our nights drinking and just enjoying each others’ company as the snow fell around us. So basically it was kind of like being in college all over again, except for the fact that I’m basically a grandma now and that staying up past midnight is a big deal for me.

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I basically lived in my boyfriend’s flannels all weekend and completely forgot about makeup, so to say that I was living the dream that weekend is an understatement.

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And we even got a ton of snow halfway through the weekend, which totally transformed the mountain into a winter wonderland! Being the adventurous gal that I am, I went for a walk the morning after the big snow fall even though I spent most of the time looking down at the ground in case of ice… Still counts though!

The only thing that could have possibly made the weekend better was if we had made it out to the slopes (the powder was perfect!), but I was perfectly happy to laze around the house in my slippers and harem pants rather than strapping on a pair of skis.

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Have you guys gone on any snowy vacations yet so far? Or are y’all already tired of all of the snow and looking forward to bikinis and beaches??

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  • We had a tiny bit of snow in the beginning of the month, but it was gone so quickly that I didn’t manage to go out and enjoy it! 🙁 I do hope we will get some again soon – I want to take some snow pictures! 😉 Your getaway really looks like a winter wonderland!

    • I was surprised by how much snow we got while I was down south!! Taking snow pictures is the best!

  • Biana Perez

    Looks like you guys had such a great time – as evidenced by that hot tub!! I pretty much live in a snowy vacation land so I go to warmer climates when I can lol! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • I’m a beach girl too so I always live to be in a bathing suit! I do like the snowy weather though… preferably if I’m sitting by a fire although I do like to go through walks in the woods!

  • This looks so awesome! I want to spend my mornings in hot tubs! I love the scenery as well – it looks so magical!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Beech Mountain was so gorgeous! And I definitely agree, spending our mornings in the hot tubs definitely helped start me off to a good day!

  • These views look so gorgeous! Looks like you had a blast!
    xoxo,Victoria
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    • We had so much fun!! And the snow covered trees were almost magical!

  • I take a similar type trip to long beach island every year at a friend’s parents rental house. It’s so awesome!! But we don’t have a hot tub!! That looks like so much fun and the snow sure is pretty!! =)

    • That sounds like such a fun trip!! We all had an amazing time over the weekend and I’m already looking forward to next year’s trip!

  • What gorgeous views! Like a winter wonderland!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

    • The unexpected snowstorm really did turn the mountain top into a winter wonderland! It was amazing to just walk outside and enjoy the snow falling around us!

  • Kaitlin

    As someone who grew up without snow (only 2 days at a time please in the mountains), I’ve had one storm and I’m ready for spring. Ok thanks 😉

    • I grew up in South Florida so I totally understand where you’re coming from! I’m always worried that I’m going to slip on ice or something!

  • Christine

    The snow looks beautiful and I’m a fan of flannels too on lazy days xx

    • Flannels are the absolute best to rock on a lazy day!

  • After this weekend, I am totally all about the beaches! But your trip looks like so much fun and it’s awesome that you have this tradition 🙂

    • I really wouldn’t mind taking a trip down to the Caribbean this weekend, to be honest! I’ve been looking a little ghostly pale with all of this snow!

  • Sounds like a dreamy snowy vacation! Glad you had a great time!

    xx
    Merritt
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    • My friends and I had an absolutely amazing time being with each other! And Beech Mountain was such a dream the entire weekend!

  • Looks like so much fun! I’m posting my New York trip on my blog: http://www.thewestcoastexplorer.com
    Check it out.

    XoXo,

    Tamara

    • Our mountain weekend was absolutely amazing!!

  • jen avery

    Lovely photos, looks like you had a great time! I love the snow for a while but am ready for warmer temperatures!

    Style by Avery

    • The snow is beautiful until it gets into my boots or my fingers feel like they’re about to freeze off! Otherwise I love it haha

  • Sounds like a perfect weekend! I love winter vacations in the snow!
    Rachael
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    • Winter wonderland-type vacations are the best!! The snow and the company were amazing!

  • What a pretty place, looks like you guys had a great time
    xo
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    • My friends and I had an amazing time!! Being up in the mountains is surprisingly serene!

  • Sounds you really had fun. I’m jellyyyy!
    Love, Fads

    • Our weekend was so much fun!! I love getting to catch up with old friends, and hanging out in hot tubs doesn’t hurt either!

  • omg! I’ve been in NC few time when I was in the states & it’s one of the loveliest place!!
    Really loved reading this post xx

    Kaylee | JK’s Dawn

    • North Carolina is definitely one of my favorite states in the south! Everyone is so nice and the scenery is gorgeous!

  • Danielle

    North Carolina is so beautiful! Looks like you had such an amazing time!

    Danielle

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    • I love North Carolina in the winter!!

  • Priscilla Eliodoro
  • Seems like a lovely trip! 🙂 And NC seems very lovely, I’ve never been to that state but it is on my list 🙂 x

    -LS
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    • We had so much fun up in the mountains together! And the snow made it even better!

  • Kasie Chelanne

    This looks like SO MUCH FUN! What a fabulous tradition to have!

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    • I absolutely love going up every year with my friends! I’m worried though that I’m going to get too old to go one day!

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    oh sounds so wonderful!! looks like a beautiful spot too! Hope you have a great day, sending loves!

    XO JNESS

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    • Beech Mountain is gorgeous when it snows! I hope you had a wonderful day too!

  • Looks like a lovely time

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  • Wow , amazing place and these pics are really great !
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  • A weekend in a hot tub in the mountain sounds like so much fun!

  • Ohh I’ve been wanting it to snow here in the UK for ages!! I missed it when I was back in Aus and I want it to come back!! Looks like you had such a fun trip away!! Your photos are fantastic and the snow looks soooo beautiful!! It’s just like a winter wonderland!! Xx

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